As is clear from reading most of my entries of my A&S research and practices, I focus mostly on things Norse. I have done a few latter period projects for myself but it’s been years.
I took part in the recent round of the Nobelese Largesse exchange for artisans in the SCA. It a secret santa type of thing where based on a set of survey answers you make a gift for another artisan of the Society. This recent round had a theme of heraldry, either personal of from the Kingdom/ group.
The Artisan I was crafting for preferred her heraldry to be used and she has a later period persona. Working class Tudor/Elizabethan. To add to her wardrobe I decided to do an embroidered coif. A small disclaimer, I haven’t done any projects of medieval embroidery. I picked the brains of some friends who excel at embroidery for tips on how to set things up and materials to use.
I bought a pattern for the embroidery design which is based on this coif.
With the plan of turning the birds into winged monkeys from the recipients heraldry. On white linen I did these with a silvery silk thread in split stitch. All other embroidery was done in a blue silk using stem stitch. For the transfer of the design I used this great stuff call H2O Gone. It cleanly rinses away when all the stitching is done.
I spent well over 100 hours stitching possibly close to 200, I’m not that fast. Much to the irritation of my cat who was sick of me not paying enough attention to her.
From here, lots of pictures of the progress!
H2O Gone is gone! The lining has been attached and ironed.
Modelled by my unimpressed teenager.